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Kalliope

Archive of poetry

Kalliope is a database containing old Danish poetry and associated biographical data. The goal is no less than to collect all of the older Danish poetry, but until then, Kalliope will contain a representative and still growing selection. Kalliope also contains poetry in English and other languages, but primarily as reference material to the Danish collection.
26-02-2012
The English version of Kalliope released today. Hvis du ser denne engelske side og ønsker den danske, skal du klikke for flaget nederst på siden.
Sonnet

 Lyke as a huntsman after weary chace,
     Seeing the game from him escapt away,
     sits downe to rest him in some shady place,
     with panting hounds beguiled of their pray:
 So after long pursuit and vaine assay,
     when I all weary had the chace forsooke,
     the gentle deare returnd the selfe-same way,
     thinking to quench her thirst at the next brooke.
 There she beholding me with mylder looke,
     sought not to fly, but fearelesse still did bide:
     till I in hand her yet halfe trembling tooke,
     and with her owne goodwill hir fyrmely tyde.
 Strange thing me seemd to see a beast so wyld,
     so goodly wonne with her owne will beguyld.
 

Edmund Spenser
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